Debian Security Advisory
DSA-5016-1 nss -- security update
- Date Reported:
- 01 Dec 2021
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2021-43527.
- More information:
Tavis Ormandy discovered that nss, the Mozilla Network Security Service library, is prone to a heap overflow flaw when verifying DSA or RSA-PPS signatures, which could result in denial of service or potentially the execution of arbitrary code.
For the oldstable distribution (buster), this problem has been fixed in version 2:3.42.1-1+deb10u4.
For the stable distribution (bullseye), this problem has been fixed in version 2:3.61-1+deb11u1.
We recommend that you upgrade your nss packages.
For the detailed security status of nss please refer to its security tracker page at: https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/nss